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We’re there again: Germany’s favourite game is on the move. The FIFA World Cup in Russia will bring millions together to share the excitement on television. Given the occasion, we, too, will be engaging with the game. And we will be launching the special football supplement in the magazine, which will contain everything that has to do with football. Stories from Germany and India, reports, interviews and photo series, as well as a quiz in which you can test your knowledge of the game. This is where we will also inform you about public screenings at our Goethe-Institutes of matches involving Germany. You are welcome to provide a running commentary. And of course we would be happy to know: Are you tipping Germany to defend its World Cup title and add a fifth star?

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  • Fußball trifft Bibliothek PES Tournament 2018An Online Football Gaming Tournament for Language Learners of Goethe-Instituts in Asia

    Join us on 1st September 2018 at 17:30 for the final online play-offs of the tournament and cheer up & support the Delhi Champion: C. Aditya!
  • Public Screening in Trivandrum Kerala without football? Impossible!
    The Goethe-Zentrum in Trivandrum is going to screen all German group matches at 8.30 pm and 11.00 pm and the quarter finals, the semi finals and the final in their Amphitheater.
  • World Cup & Movies Football cinema before the finals in Chennai
    MMB and the Tamil Nadu Football Association in Chennai will screen not only the Quarter Finals, the Semi Finals and the Final but will also show two movies: on 10 July Lessons of a dream and on 15 July Horizon Beautiful, 9 pm.
  • Football in the capital Matches in New Delhi
    There will be screenings at the Institut in Delhi on the following dates: 27.6. 7:30 pm (confirmed), 2.7. 7:30 pm or 3.7. 7:30 pm (TBC) and 6.7. 11:30 pm or 7.7. 7:30 pm (TBC).

How well do you know German football?

How well do you know German football? Answer our questions now and find out what type of football fan you are. – There are no wrong answers!

By Thomas Winkler

Fußballfans beim Public Viewing
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Nach dem Finale gegen Brasilien: Die deutsche Frauennationalmannschaft freut sich 2007 über den Weltmeisterschaftstitel. Photo (detail): © Picture Alliance/Pressefoto Ulmer

Learn German - World Cup: Level A2
Excitement, Joy, Celebration

Russia and the world are in football fever from 14th June to 15th July 2018. Are you ready? Test your knowledge of the World Cup, learn interesting facts from the history of the World Cup and learn football words. In the “Deutsch für dich” community you will find plenty of exercises to help you learn German free of charge, and you can share experiences with other members.